SHOT Show 2021 was different than any SHOT we’ve experienced so far.
The firearms industry looked forward to it for quite some time. Floor space was nearly sold out, with more companies than ever before expected to be there. With the expansion of Caeser’s Forum, it was slotted to be the biggest show ever!
But then came the long-foreseen announcement in October that the on-site show has been canceled…sigh…
All was not lost, though. Although it was disappointing that the show didn’t happen in Vegas, the show was far from neutralized.
SHOT still happened — virtually!
It was different, for sure, but it was still loaded with new guns, gear, information, and personalities. Here, we taking a look at some of this years latest releases and new products we saw at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand.
What will the new guns of 2021 be? What would you like to see?
A Virtual SHOT Show?
Yes. All the goodies of SHOT, (minus the SHOT Show Plague), from the comforts of home.
Although it was no substitute for an onsite convention, SHOW Show On Demand featured a Searchable Online Directory, New Product Gallery, the ability to schedule appointments, digital news, live coverage through Outdoor Sportsman Group, and Education/Training opportunities.
SHOT Show 2021
As the 43rd annual convention, which originally began in St. Louis, MO back in 1979, SHOT Show 2021 would have been the 11th year to be held in Las Vegas.
Prior to attending this year’s convention, it was anybody’s guess about what we were going to see. New AR 15 tools? New accessories for the M&P 15-22? An all-new caliber to replace the 224 Valkyrie? Some new version of a classic pistol like the PPK perhaps? Whatever we see, the record demand for guns, ammo, and accessories that we’ve seen in 2020 looks to continue full-steam into 2021.
Sometimes it’s what we expect…sometimes it’s out of left field.
New guns of 2021
SHOT Show 2021 ‘s new guns
Below, you’ll find some of the newest guns, accessories, and ammunition released in the months leading up to SHOT, as well as the ones that we discovered at the On Demand event. We expect to see many of these at the online event. For your convenience, we have added the scrolling links below (in blue) to make it easier to jump to each category. Be sure to check in often, as this is still a work in process. We’re adding new releases as we hear about ’em and navigate our way through the virtual event!
SHOT Show 2021 On Demand: What will the new guns of 2021 be? What would you like to see?
There’s sure to be plenty of new and interesting handguns featured at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand! Here are a few that we’re expecting to see.
⊕Arex Defense Delta Gen.2
The Arex Delta Gen.2 is now available in Optics-Ready configuration with pre-machined slides and 5 interface plates. Other features include: enhanced & exchangeable grip frame with full stippling, flared magwell, multi-slotted Picatinny rail, four user-interchangeable grip back straps, ambidextrous design, high ammo capacity, no-snag iron sights (optional tritium night sights available) – SIG/XDM compatible dovetails, optional ambidextrous manual safety, Triple Drop Safety system, two-stage, short reset trigger.
⊕CZ P-10 S in FDE and OD
The P-10 S compact 9mm (12+1 capacity) is now available with an OD Green or Flat Dark Earth frame and 3-dot tritium night sights.
⊕CZ TS2 for Competition Shooting
Designed for competition shooters, this steel-framed 9mm comes with 20-round standard magazines, fixed rear/fiber optic front sights, and ambidextrous manual safety. According to CZ, the TS2 mimics the Shadow 2’s slide profile with the reciprocating weight positioned as low as possible for smoother operation, less muzzle flip and faster follow-up shots.
⊕Davidson’s Exclusive Ruger Wrangler
Davidson’s announced another partnership with Ruger resulting in an exclusive version of the Wrangler 22LR single-action revolver. The frame and barrel are coated with Plum Brown Cerakote, the cylinder is aluminum, and the hammer and trigger are stainless steel.
⊕FN 509 LS Edge Tactical Pistol
Available for commercial, law enforcement, and military, the FN 509 LS Edge (9mm Long Slide) features include: optimized long slide with patented optics mounting system, a flat-face trigger that breaks cleanly at 90°, 17-round magazines, and enhanced ergonomics and adaptability.
⊕Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep Revolver
The Barkeep was inspired by the 19th Century Colt “Storekeeper” model. It’s a single-action that comes chambered and ships with the affordable .22 LR 6-shot rimfire cylinder and two-inch barrel. The Heritage Barkeep is also compatible and designed to work with an interchangeable .22 WMR 6-shot cylinder option. The price point of this wheelgun qualifies it as a Ramen Noodle option. Hope to see it at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand!
What sorcery is this?! When it’s hungry, you feed the P50 by opening the top like a machine gun feed tray cover and insert the magazine. The new KelTec P50 comes with two FN P90 50-round magazines and is chambered for 5.7.
⊕Magpul FDP-9 & FDC-9
The Zev FDC9 and FDP, both descended from the FMG9, are folding gun variants based on the ZevTech OZ9 modular pistol design, made in collaboration with Magpul Industries. Originally referred to as a “flashlight gun” or “briefcase gun” (despite being no larger than an old school lunchbox), the forthcoming Folding Defensive Pistol and Folding Defensive Carbine will be chambered in 9 x 19mm and will feed via 9mm Glock mags.
Gotta love Magpul, here’s another product announcement video enjoy.
⊕Masterpiece Arms 9mm DS9 Hybrid Pistol
The DS9 Hybrid Pistol. This model is available in a variety of finishes and configurations.
All parts of the 9mm DS9 Hybrid Pistol are machined in the USA from Barstock and Billet and include no MIM, castings, or forgings. The components machined by MPA include the full-length steel light rail five-inch frame, slide, MPA 416R stainless bull barrel, stainless steel beavertail/grip safety, stainless steel ambidextrous safety, stainless steel slide stop, firing pin stop, ejector, magwell, and 7075 black anodized aluminum grip.
The DS9 Hybrid Pistol also includes a Koenig hammer, sear, and disconnect, Wolff Springs, custom machined aluminum trigger shoe, a 2 lb. trigger pull, and a true one-piece toolless guide rod. The FGW slide serrations with slide lightening cuts create less reciprocating mass. Each pistol is hand-built, including lapping the slide/frame interface, and comes in a custom MPA single pistol case with one MPA 140mm magazine.
Read more at Masterpiece Arms: https://masterpiecearms.com/
⊕Polymer80 PFC9 & PFS9
Polymer80’s new PFC9 and PFS9 complete pistols. Polymer80 says, “Our complete Slide features front and rear serrations coupled with clean, modern lines and a heavy front chamber which allows effective manipulation and holstering of a P80 pistol while maintaining a low-key aesthetic profile.”
⊕Red Arrow Weapons RAW15 300 Blackout Pistol
The 300 AAC pistol package from Red Arrow Weapons features a 10” barrel and a 9” M-Lok RAW-Rail. The Diamondback barrel features 4150 Chrome-moly construction with a black nitride coating process and operates with a 1:8 twist rate. A drop in 3.5 lbs single-stage trigger and a Mil-Spec 8620 magnetic particle, nitride coated bolt carrier group complete this high-performance package.
Read more at Red Arrow Weapons: https://redarrowweapons.com/
⊕SAR K12 Sport X
It’s an all-metal hammer-fired single-action 9x19mm semi-auto with an oversized, integrated, flared magwell, high-rise beavertail, extended ambidextrous manual safety, and adjustable trigger.
Chambered for 9mm with a 19+1 capacity, the SAR9 Compact has other features of the SAR9 line, including interchangeable backstrap and side plates, black-oxide slide, accessory rail, and live-round indicator.
⊕SAR9 Optics Ready
The SAR9 Optics-Ready comes standard with 17- and 19-round magazines, with a 10-round option for restricted states.
Read more at SAR-USA: http://www.sarusa.com/
The SAR9 Sport has a slightly longer configuration than the SAR9, for IDPA and USPSA competitors. It’s a striker-fired 9mm x 19 with a 5.2-inch barrel, a slightly longer forged steel slide with cooling ports, and a lightweight black polymer frame. It takes steel magazines for 17 and 19 rounds, and a 10-round option is available for capacity-restricted states.
⊕Shadow Systems DR920
The full-sized DR920 is a duty-ready pistol designed to work with existing G17 holsters, magazines, and gear. There are two models: Elite and Combat.
⊕Sig Sauer Custom Works P320 AXG Scorpion
This is Sig’s first pistol from the Custom Works group, and it’s also the first P320 manufactured at Sig Sauer that has the aluminum grip module. The grip module features an improved beavertail, grip panels, and insert. With this design, the pistol can be customized to user needs and preferences.
The P320 AXG Scorpion combines the weight and balance of a metal-framed pistol with the performance and reliability of the P320, delivering a uniquely refined shooting experience unlike anything else.
Utilizing the new AXG (Alloy XSeries Grip) metal grip module as a foundation, the SIG Custom Works team has carefully selected a set of premium options and performance upgrades, creating a limited edition P320 that blends the style and shootability of a classic metal frame pistol with the modern features you expect from the P320. And like all Custom Works products, it’s delivered in an exclusive, ultra-premium package.
⊕Sig Sauer P320MAX
From Sig: The P320MAX is a 9mm striker-fired pistol optimized for competition at the highest levels, specifically in the Carry Optics division. The pistol is built around the TXG tungsten infused heavy XFULL grip module with a flat skeletonized trigger. The SIG Custom Works P320MAX slide was completely redesigned with custom wrap-around serrations for ideal side and top manipulation and is fit with a 5” match grade bull barrel, one-piece stainless steel guide rod, and both a 14lb. and 12lb. 1911-style recoil spring, allowing for an easily customized shooting experience. The pistol comes standard with a Sig SauerElectro-Optics 6MOA ROMEO3MAX, and 4EA 21rd Steel Magazines…enough for any competition set-up.
⊕Sig Sauer Custom Works Equinox Series
The SIG Custom Works P226 and P229 Equinox pistols are 9mm hammer-fired pistols that each feature a black anodized metal frame and a Nitron stainless steel slide to achieve the two-tone equinox finish. The pistols are equipped with X-RAY 3 Day/Night Sights, Hogue classic contour SL G-10 grips, a short reset trigger, and pistol ships with (3) magazines.
⊕Sig Custom Works Limited Edition Nightmare Series
Sig took the old Nightmare look and applied it to three classics. This limited edition series includes the P220, P226, and P229 — all treated with the blacked-out Custom Works engraved slide and blacked-out frame with nickel-plated contrasting controls. These are the first Sig Sauer pistols to be fitted with a Hogue Classic Contour SL G-10 Grip
⊕SK Customs: “The Mana”
This is Part One of a Two-Part limited edition production designer series of Colt 1911 .38 Super Series 70 model. Part One collectors will have first rights to the matching special edition number on Part Two. The artistry and symbolism featured in this 1911 represent Polynesian Ethos.
SK Customs started with a full-size Colt 1911 Classic chambered in .38 Super and then added Polynesian symbols and designs to visually and physically bring Mana to life. The result is a high-quality firearm that is also a functioning work of art made up of spiritual and meaningful characters of the M?ori tribe.
The MANA features a high polished royal blued slide with Polynesian inspired motifs extensively etched in 24kt Gold and a Diamond studded front sight. Gold plated hardware including the magazine release, grip screws, barrel bushing and hammer. Pueo (Owls) are black etched on each Ivory Scrimshaw finished grips and a High-Polished Stainless-Steel national match barrel completes the package. Each gun in this numbered edition series will be sequentially numbered from 001 to 200.
Read more at SK Customs: https://skarmsva.com/
⊕Springfield Armory Ronin 1911 in 10mm
Configured as a full-size 5″ gun, the 8+1 Ronin in 10mm features a forged steel slide and frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel for durability and strength.
This pistol has forward slide serrations, a beavertail grip safety with “memory bump” for solid engagement, a fiber optic front/tactical rack white-dot rear sight system, and an extended safety lever. A pair of Crossed Cannon premium laminate wood grips round out the Ronin, and it also has a stainless steel checkered flat mainspring housing, Springfield Armory 2nd Generation Speed Trigger, and a basepad-equipped magazine.
⊕Stoeger STR-9S Combat
Stoeger recently entered the striker-fired, semi-automatic pistol market with the introduction of the STR-9. The latest update to the pistol line, the STR-9S Combat pistol features high suppressor sights, threaded barrel, flared magwell, optics-ready slide, three backstraps, and three magazines.
⊕Taurus TX 22 Semi-Automatic Sporting Pistol
The Taurus TX 22 Competition is built on the same full-size polymer receiver as the Taurus TX 22 but has a newly engineered slide and barrel assembly designed to work with red dot optics. The mounting system allows the use of the following (but not limited to) sight models: Trijicon RMR, C-More STS 2, Vortex Venom, Doctor Noblex, Burris Fast Fire, Sightmark Mini, Holosun HS507C, Leupold Delta Point Pro.
⊕Uberti USA Frank and Dalton Outlaw & Lawmen Series Revolvers
Uberti USA extends this popular Old West replica line with the introduction of the .357 Magnum versions of the Dalton and Frank revolvers, initially available in .45 Colt only. Each revolver draws inspiration from the actual gun carried by the famous figure after which it is named.
⊕Uberti USA Hardin and Teddy Outlaws and Lawmen Series Revolvers
The Hardin and Teddy replica revolvers have joined Uberti USA’s Outlaw & Lawmen Series, which pays homage to famous heroes and gunfighters such as Jesse James, Frank James, Doc Holliday, Bob Dalton, Wild Bill Hickok and William “Billy the Kid” Bonney. . Chambered in .45 Colt, the Hardin features a 7-inch barrel and fluted cylinder for an authentic styling reminiscent of the glory days of the Old West. Chambered in .45 Colt, the Uberti USA Teddy revolver faithfully replicates Roosevelt’s beloved 1873 Colt.
⊕Volquartsen Mamba-X 22 LR Pistol
The new Mamba-X and Mamba-TFX pistol configurations utilize Volquartsen‘s new LLV-4X upper which has multiple hole mounting locations allowing for a variety of popular red dots to be mounted directly to the top of the upper.
⊕Volquartsen Mini-Mamba 22 LR
The Mini Mamba 22 LR pistol is the lightest, most compact Black Mamba configuration currently offered. It features an overall length under 8″ and weighs only 1 lb 9 oz.
⊕Zev Technologies Z365 Octane Gunmod
The Z365 is an official collaboration between ZEV Technologies and Sig Sauer. The Z365 Micro-Compact gun-mod chambered in 9mm comes standard with the ZEV Octane Slide and RMSC optic cut compatible with the Shield RMSc, SIG Romeo Zero, and Holoson HS407K, PRO Barrel, and Zev’s fiber-optic Combat Sights.
What new rifles will we see at SHOT Show 2021? Here are a few we think might be featured.
⊕Accuracy International ATX Rifle
Accuracy International (AI) has released a new bolt gun: the AI ATX Rifle. There’s a lot of buzz about the weapon, which comes with a switchable barrel, in precision rifle circles. It’ll be interesting to see this one out on the range.
⊕Cadex Defence – CDX-50 Tremor 20” 50BMG
The CDX- 50 TREMOR is a 50 caliber Precision rifle built to Military Spec. the rifle is capable of delivering a huge payload accurately while maintaining very manageable recoil. It is a lightweight bolt action rifle that brings new technology to the 50 BMG of years gone by. Cadex Defense says this is the ultimate extreme range anti-material rifle.
⊕Colt Canada C20 Sniper Rifle
Colt Canada’s C20, 7.62 NATO, Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon was developed to support the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) requirement for an Intermediate Sniper Weapon. it’d definitely be interesting to learn about this at SHOT Show 2021.
⊕Davidson’s-Wilson Combat PPE Carbine
This new carbine is outfitted with a LE Profile match grade barrel, a two-stage trigger, mid-length gas system (with a Lo-Profile gas block), and a 1/2″x28 threaded muzzle. Attached to the muzzle is a compensator—the Q-Comp muzzle device.
Forged upper and lower receivers, the PPE Carbine is based on the WC-15 platform. It’s also chambered in a 5.56 NATO, with a 10.4″ M-Lok rail, and has a Wilson Rogers Super Stock.
⊕Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint
The Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint rifle is available in three new caliber offerings .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem. and .224 Valkyrie.
⊕Franchi Momentum now in .350 Legend
Franchi now offers a new color option to its line of Momentum rifle line and also addresses certain states’ hunting regulations requiring straight-walled centerfire cartridges with the addition of the Momentum chambered in .350 Legend. The latest offering joins three popular calibers in the Momentum line including 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag.
⊕New Rifles from Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is replacing all steel-framed centerfire lever-action rifles and shotguns to include a side loading gate while still retaining the removable tube magazine based on the original Henry rifle patented in 1860.
In the new Henry Rifle line up: Single-shot in .350 Legend and .450 Bushmaster (new calibers), New Original B.T. Henry 200th Anniversary Edition in .44-40 WCF, Steel Lever-Action Side Gate .30-30, Color Case Hardened Lever Action Side Gate .30-30 & .45-70, Steel Wildlife Edition Side Gate in .30-30 & .45-70 (not pictured), Steel Lever Action Side Gate .45-70, All Weather Lever Action Side Gate .35-30 & .45-70, Big Boy Steel Side Gate .44 Mag/Spl, .45 Colt, & .357 Mag/.38 Spl, Big Boy All Weather Side Gate in .44 Magnum/Spl, .45 Colt, .357 Magnum/.38 Spl, and Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate in .45 Mag/Spl, .45 Colt, & .357/.38 Spl.
Check ’em out at Henry Repeating Arms: https://www.henryusa.com/
⊕Istanbul Arms Monza .308 Bolt Action Rifle
The Monza from Istanbul Arms is a simple precision bolt action rifle with a 4+1 capacity. The barrel is free-floating, button rifled with 4 grooves, 4 sets has 1/12 RH(20″, 22″) and 1/10(24″) RH twist rate and finished with 11° crown.
⊕J. P. Sauer & Sohn Synchro XTC Camo Green Carbon-Fiber Rifle
Germany’s oldest manufacturer of hunting firearms has a new model in its flagship S4040 series. This bolt-action rifle weighs in at 6.1 lbs. According to the company, it delivers unsurpassed German precision, world-class accuracy, and reliability in a bolt-action rifle.The S404 Synchro XTC is available in all current calibers in the S404 series.
⊕Lyman Great Plains Signature Series by Pedersoli
This next-gen series maintains Lyman‘s Great Plains design and look with Double Set Triggers and blackened metal furniture, with enhancements including the vintage-style flat main spring lock and Walnut stock.
The Sauer S101 Highland XTC carbon-fiber rifle is available in all current calibers in the S101 series and, depending on the caliber, in barrel lengths from 20-inches to 22-inches. Weighing just 5.4 lbs. in the .308 Win version, the S101 features a hand-laid, carbon-fiber stock with advanced recoil absorbing properties. The barrel is fluted and threaded for additional weight reduction and cold-hammer forged for guaranteed precision of less than one MOA at 100 yards.
Read more at J.P. Sauer & Sohn: http://www.jpsauer-usa.com/
⊕Red Arrow Weapons RAW10 | AR-10 in .308 WIN
It looks like there are at least a couple of new rifles from Red Arrow Weapons this year that might be featured at SHOT Show 2021. This rifle comes has a Midnight Bronze Cerakote finish with an 18” fluted stainless barrel with a 1:10 twist rate.
Using a rifle length gas system, this melonite-coated Red Arrow Weapons system uses a multi-cal bolt, DPMS style barrel extension, and a high-pressure firing pin. A 20-round Magpul P-Mag is included with purchase. Speaking of Magpul, this 39″ AR-10 uses a Magpul ACS-L carbine stock and a Magpul K Grip for the pistol grip (in case you’re a Magpul fan). Hope to see this at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand!
•2.5 lbs single-stage CMC trigger.
•The 15” M-LOK RAW-Rail ties together the forged T-7075 aluminum upper and lower receivers.
•Its BCG’s are put through a Black Nitrite process and have a high-pressure firing pin.
⊕RAW 15 300 Blackout Rifle from Red Arrow Weapons
From Red Arrow:
The 300 AAC rifle package from Red Arrow Weapons features a free floated 16” barrel and a 15” M-Lok RAW-Rail. The Diamondback barrel features 4150 Chrome-moly construction with a black nitride coating process and operates with a 1:8 twist rate. A drop in 3.5 lbs single-stage trigger and a Mil Spec 8620 magnetic particle, nitride coated bolt carrier group are just some of the premium features of this rifle. Magpul CTR Stock and K2+ Pistol Grip complete this high-performance package.
This rifle is available in two color packages: midnight bronze and black with red accents.
Read more at Red Arrow Weapons: https://redarrowweapons.com/
⊕Savage Arms IMPULSE —Straight Pull Rifle
From Savage: IMPULSE rifles are built for speed. The smooth bolt throw allows a shooter to cycle rounds intuitively, without the need for the standard four changes-of-direction common to a conventional bolt’s path-of-travel. When every second counts, IMPULSE reduces split times and allows for a shooter to manipulate the bolt without losing their cheek weld. The bolt travels out and back and shooters don’t have to take their eyes off the target. This increase in speed is essential to making effective follow-up shots.
⊕Savage Backcountry Xtreme Series Rifles
With the official designation of the Backcountry Xtreme Series, Savage is launching two new Model 110s.
For this 110 Ultralite Camo rifle, Savage teamed up with PROOF Research to craft a 110 that comes in under 6 pounds. The carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and melonite skeletonized receiver help minimize weight. This new Ultralite features a KUIU Verde 2.0 camo for the ultimate concealment.
The Savage 110 Timberline is built with a fluted barrel, overmold surfaces, target crown, and omni-port muzzle brake. Its action is secured three-dimensionally along its entire length within the AccuStock internal chassis and AccuFit system lets hunters customize the length-of-pull and comb height of the Realtree Excape synthetic stock. OD Green Cerakote on the barrel, receiver, and other critical parts protects against corrosion. It will be available in both left-handed and right-handed configurations.
The Specna Arms EDGE line of replicas combines an array of solutions and technologies hard to find in other replicas on the market. The replica has complete, licensed Rock River Arms markings and M-LOK compatible RRA Lightweight Free Float Rail, the QD pistol grip, and a double-sided tactical sling swivel.
⊕Springfield Armory Model 2020 Hunting Rifles
Springfield’s new line of hunting rifles features Cerakote-finished action with an integral recoil lug and is machined from pre-hardened stainless steel with EDM cut raceways to hold tight tolerances. The fluted bolt can be disassembled without tools and employs dual cocking cams and an enhanced extractor for high-pressure loads. According to the company, the result is a production rifle that delivers levels of precision usually found only on custom rifles that have been blueprinted and trued. SA reports that each Model 2020 carries a .75″ MOA accuracy guarantee.
Springfield says Model 2020s balance the benefits of lighter weight and rugged durability with the 100% carbon fiber stock.
“The Model 2020 has arrived and marks a new dawn for modern bolt-action rifles from Springfield Armory,” said company CEO Dennis Reese. “It sets the standard for precision manufacturing, performance, and accuracy from a premium, American-made rifle.”
These rifles come with a TriggerTech “Field” trigger, adjustable from 2.5-5 lbs. and the action is fed by AICS-pattern magazines. The Model 2020 Waypoint is available in 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win. and 6.5 PRC.
⊕Stoeger S8000-E Tac Suppressed Air Rifle
The Stoeger S8000 E Tac’s break-open barrel cocks the action and is unleashed with a two-stage, adjustable trigger to produce hard-hitting 1,200 fps (.117 cal.) and 1,000 fps (.22 cal.) muzzle velocities using alloy pellets. The new S8000-E Tac is available with a black, synthetic stock in either .177 cal, or .22 cal. Both caliber offerings come paired with a 3-9×40 mm adjustable objective scope.
⊕S.W.O.R.D Defense PURG-E
The folks at S.W.O.R.D. Defense addressed issues with the newly adopted M855A1 ammo, including fouling and gas blow-back, which we’re told this new upper reduces. If you’re in government sales, you can take part in purchasing the PURG-E, which, by the way, stands for Piston Upper Receiver Group-Enhanced.
The PURG-E was created by taking advice from real warfighters. You know, the people who are actually using M-4 carbines out in the field. We’d sure like to see this featured at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand.
Here are the enhanced features we’re told come with the PURG-E:
A driving band ride surface and lubrication groove to minimize the flex seen with a standard ring style bolt configuration.
A newly designed, incredibly durable ultra-lightweight bolt carrier that substantially reduces unlocking and recoil impulse.
Enhanced materials used in carrier, bolt, and operating system to increase strength and reliability.
Proprietary enhanced gas piston system to allow for use of traditional rounds and M855A1
Read more at S.W.O.R.D. Defense: https://sworddefense.com/
⊕Traditions Pursuit XT
The Pursuit XT muzzleloader is outfitted with a VAPR twist barrel with a 1:24” twist. Additionally, the Pursuit XT is has been upgraded to include the Elite XT trigger system, rebounding hammer, and manual cross block trigger safety.
⊕Uberti USA Courteney Rifle in .45-70 Government
The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle carries the name of famed hunter, explorer, and conservationist F. Courteney Selous. Originally available in .303 British only, it’s now available chambered in.45-70 Government.
⊕Weatherby Vanguard now in Synthetic Green with New Caliber: 6.5 PRC
The new Synthetic Green features the classic Monte Carlo Griptonite green stock with a bead blasted matte black blued finish. Available chambered in multiple calibers, now including 6.5 PRC.
Read more about it at Weatherby: https://weatherby.com/
Here are some of the new shotguns from SHOT Show 2021.
⊕Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 20 Gauge and 3-Inch 12 Gauge Shotguns
Benelli‘s latest iterations of the Super Black Eagle offer a variety of 3-inch 12 gauges along with 3-inch 20-gauge shotguns. Available in Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, GORE OPTIFADE Timber and Mossy Oak Bottomland camo patterns in both the 12-gauge and 20-gauge chamberings.
Blackwater says that this new mag-fed pump-action 12-guage self-defense shotgun allows users to rapidly reconfigure ammunition to match specific threat or hunting scenarios.
The Sentry 12 is designed to be an ideal shotgun for law enforcement, addressing the need for re-configurations in rapidly changing situations. Typically law enforcement maintains color coded shotguns for lethal and less than lethal rounds that represents a higher cost to the department and taxpayers. By offering a reliable magazine fed solution, law enforcement now have the option to purchase a platform that has colored coded magazines at a significant reduction in cost.
Additionally Blackwater has made the shotgun available with an 18” barrel that will be available to consumers for home defense and hunting. The lightweight AR style ergonomics provide users with an intuitive crossover from other standard rifle platforms on the market. In addition to cross platform similarities, the ability to store ammunition in familiar magazine pouches, and rapid reloads, give users the edge in high stress situations.
Read more at Blackwater: https://www.blackwaterworldwide.com/
⊕Franchi Affinity Turkey Elite 12-Gauge and 20-Gauge Shotguns
According to Franchi, the Affinity Turkey Elite semi-auto shotguns rely on the Inertia-Driven System with fewer parts for ultra-reliability with minimal cleaning and maintenance needed. Features such as oversized bolt controls and enlarged loading port provide ease-of-use even when hunting with gloved hands. Available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge, these models pair an adjustable, fiber-optic rear sight with a hooded, fiber-optic front sight for superior sight protection while in the woods.
⊕Franchi Instinct LX 28-Gauge Shotgun
From Franchi: The Instinct LX is an heirloom quality hunting shotgun that performs as well as it looks. An all-steel, case color hardened receiver displays engraved hunting scenes with inlaid gold birds, matching the gold-plated trigger. The overall aesthetic is enhanced with an AA-grade satin walnut Prince of Wales stock complimented by the Schnabel style forend and rounded pommel with cut checkering.
⊕New Shotguns from Henry Repeating Arms
Henry’s new shotguns, top to bottom: Lever Action .410 Shotgun Side Gate .410 bore, 20 and 21-inch, Single Shot Slug Barrel Shotgun, 12 gauge.
Read more about ’em at Henry Repeating Arms: https://www.henryusa.com/
⊕Savage Arms Thumbhole 320 Shotguns
Savage added three new models to the Stevens 320 shotgun line with a Turkey gun and two defensive shotguns both available chambered in 12-gauge and 20-gauge. The company says these new thumbhole stock pump-actions provide control and versatility and offer a new option for fans of the classic Stevens design.
Thumbhole 320 Shotguns top to bottom: 320 Thumbhole Security Bead Sight, 320 Thumbhole Security Ghost Ring Sight, and 320 Turkey Thumbhole.
The 320 Security Thumbhole model combines a 18.5” barrel with a matte black forend and aggressive stock texturing. Each is available with either ghost ring sights or a traditional front bead sight. Both options are chambered in 12 gauge and 20 gauge.
⊕Stoeger Condor Synthetic Shotgun
The folks at Stoeger have introduced this clay shooting and hunting Condor Field shotgun in a weather-resistant synthetic stock to help new shooters jump into competitive shooting and hunting at an affordable price. The synthetic model is available in 12 gauge with a 28-inch barrel and comes with screw-in Modified and Improved Cylinder chokes. It shoots both 2-3/4 and 3-inch shells.
⊕Stoeger M3500 Snow Goose Shotgun
According to Stoeger, this versatile 12-gauge, 10+1 capacity shotgun eliminates the need to add U.S. manufactured components to gain the extra capacity demanded by serious snow goose hunters.
⊕TriStar Bristol Side-by-Side Shotguns
The Bristol line of side-by-side shotguns in two formats and four gauges: 12ga, 20ga, 28ga, and .410.
TriStar Bristol Side by Side shotguns all share these key features:
Brass Front Sight
Single Selective Trigger
Chrome-Lined Chamber and Barrel
Select Turkish Walnut Stock
5 Beretta-style Choke Tubes (SK, IC, M, IM, F)
TriStar’s 5-Year Warranty and famous customer service.
Read more about these at TriStar Arms: https://www.tristararms.com/
⊕Weatherby Element Semi-Auto Shotgun
The single-piece receiver is precision machined from billet aluminum for strength and high volume shooting. The new Element Tungsten Synthetic model features a black polymer stock set paired with tungsten Cerakote metal work for maximum corrosion resistance.
Read more at Weatherby: https://weatherby.com/
The aftermarket saw tremendous growth this year! Here are some of the accessories we hope to see at SHOT Show 2021, from holsters to optics to suppressors, and more!
⊕Aero Precision BREACH Charging Handle
The Aero Precision BREACH is a 7075 aluminum ambidextrous charging handle available for both the AR15 and AR10, intended to offer easy manipulation by both right- and left-handed shooters.
The BREACH is available in two sizes, one that is smaller for low profile builds and a larger one to provide “…more real estate for purchase and manipulation…”
⊕Anarchy Outdoors Savage Axis and 10/110 Upgrades
Anarchy Outdoors has two major upgrades for the Savage 10/110 and Axis series rifles: an ergonomic Threaded Bolt Handle and a Picatinny Scope Base with Bubble Level.
Read more at Anarchy Outdoors: https://www.anarchyoutdoors.com/
⊕Arbor Arms Good ‘Nuff Gun Belt
Arbor Arms says the GGB is specifically designed to meet a price point that America’s sea of Responsibly Armed Citizens can afford, and will still give them a safe and clean way to manage ammo and store their pistol. The GGB is effective whether utilized at the range, for home defense, or while dry-firing and practicing weapon manipulation.
⊕Beez Combat Systems SIDEWING
The Beez Combat Systems SIDEWING converts popular micro chest rigs into larger chest rigs to allow for increased real estate for load bearing essentials. Each SIDEWING includes laser cut GRID on the forward face of the chest rig to attach essential items like a tourniquet pouch, radio pouch, and even additional magazine pouches.
⊕BlackHeart Max Sling Line
BlackHeart’s new Max Sling has a non-slip pad and is fully adjustable. It comes with a 12″ neoprene scope cover and plenty of room to store your rangefinder, ammo, scope cover, and other accessories in the accessory pocket.
The Max Sling provides a 16″ x 3.5″ neoprene pad with non-slip backing. Not only is it a gun sling, but it also includes a 12″ neoprene scope cover.
⊕CMC Triggers KRAGOS Glock Aftermarket Slide
This new slide from CMC is named after a Greek God. Kragos (or Cragus) was a Lycian god identified with Zeus and humanized into a son of Tremiles. Mount Cragus is named after him and he was worshiped as the god of victory and strength. As CMC describes it, the aggressively sleek design and enhanced aesthetics of the KRAGOS slide improve accuracy and performance without sacrificing reliability or concealment.
The KRAGOS Slide accepts factory or aftermarket barrels and parts for upgrading factory Gen 3 Glock 17 or Glock 19 pistols and pairs nicely with Polymer 80 frames for new custom gun builds.
⊕Fang Shooting Stabilizer
The FANG is a lightweight, rail-mounted shooting stabilizer, that allows for more versatile shooting positions by allowing the shooter to stabilize their firearm on various surfaces, maintaining positive contact with the support for a stable shooting platform. The FANG is designed to bite into surfaces as the shooter applies weight into the stabilizer. The device can act as a mini-bipod for bracing off of flat surfaces and can also be used as a devastating strike face.
⊕Flatline Ops Tango SM Spuhr Mounted Articulating, Fine-Adjustable Level
The Flatline Ops Accu.Level system assists in the correction of ‘cant error’ in long-range shots. It boasts the industry’s only SPUHR adaptable level that is ‘micro fine-adjustable’ after installation. The Tango SM features interface-locating rings that nest into the SPUHR interface to assure a precision fitment. The patented articulating level arm, when not in use, can be tucked into the body for safe travel and protection.
⊕GEMTECH Integra 15-22 Suppressor
The Gemtech Integra 15-22 is a new integrally-suppressed upper receiver designed for .22 LR built to be used exclusively with the S&W M&P 15-22 rifle. Gemtech says it functions reliably with a wide variety of .22 LR ammo and comes standard as a complete upper receiver group that includes the bolt and charging handle assemblies. Gemtech advises that the Integra 15-22 should be used with subsonic ammunition for ultimate sound suppression.
⊕ Gentry Custom Quiet Muzzle Brake
From Gentry Custom: The Gentry Quiet Muzzle Brake reduces recoil up to 85% while directing noise and gas away from the shooter. The installation of a Quiet Muzzle Brake does not impact the firearm’s velocity or accuracy. Muzzle jump is minimized allowing for faster follow-up shots.
⊕High Speed Gear LE Blue Polymer TACOS
This new polymer color was based on HSG‘s LE Blue nylon to allow customers to match existing LE Blue nylon and Kydex loadouts with Polymer TACOs, Polymer Pistol TACOs, Polymer Double Decker TACOs and Polymer X2R TACOs.
⊕Hogue Beavertail HandALL Grip Sleeves for the Springfield Armory Hellcat
This is a production option for those who might not want to stipple the factory texture of their polymer pistol (or who are prohibited from doing so because it’s a duty/issue gun). According to Hogue, these Grip sleeves significantly reduce perceived recoil, provide added protection for the purlicue of the hand, and allow for consistent grasp and secure hold.
Langdon Tactical now has a standalone 92 Elite LTT Red Dot Optic Ready Slide that is compatible with the 92 series pistol. With this slide, just bolt on your choice of RMR patterned micro-red dot, assemble the slide to your frame, and zero your pistol. LTT says it will work on all full-size 92 FS models and forward, Brigadiers and M9A1 frames.
“We’ve taken our Red Dot Ready Optic Cut for the 92 slides and made it available as a complete stand-alone slide,” says, Ernest Langdon, President and CEO of Langdon Tactical. “You can now upgrade almost any 92 series pistol to take a red dot.” The slides are built-out with a front sight post and adapter plate already installed. Consumers will need to use their existing barrel, guide rod and recoil spring, however, Langdon added, “We would encourage customers to replace their locking block and barrel with a complete barrel assembly for proper fit with a brand new slide.”
Read more at Langdon Tactical: https://www.langdontactical.com/
⊕LiveFire Tactical Training Type 3 Malfunction Round
The Type3MalfunctionRound is a nylon dummy round that simulates the Type 3 Malfunction, exactly as we would experience it in reality, under live fire training conditions.
Nightstick’s newest TCM-Series compact LED handgun weapon light has a daylight-visible 532nm green aiming laser that the company says offers maximum visibility in all conditions. Nightstick also says the light shares the same intuitive dual rear-facing switches that are standard on the TCM-550XL and XLS (strobe) models, providing tactile, click actuation in momentary or constant-on use.
⊕Nightstick Dedicated Long-Gun Lighting Kit
Nightstick has three models in this line of weapon lights. According to Nightstick, these new high-power long-gun lighting options represent the pinnacle of performance in close combat/defense illumination technology for rifles, carbines, and shotguns with MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails.
Nightstick designed these LGL-Series kits for both tactical and self-defense situations where intuitive activation and reliable performance are paramount.
Read more at Nightstick: https://www.baycoproducts.com/product
⊕Rare Breed FRT15 (Forced Reset Trigger)
A binary trigger on steroids? FRT 15 features: 1/4″ Wide Hammer, Trigger, and Locking Bar; 7075-T6 Aluminum Housing; Precision Wire EDM Cut; Black Nitrite QPQ Finish; Anti Walk Pins; 5lb Trigger Pull.
⊕Rival Arms R-22 Billet Aluminum Rimfire Chassis
The R-22 Precision Chassis System is designed for use with 10/22-style barreled actions featuring a 1-inch maximum barrel diameter. Weighing in at only one pound, the aluminum maintains the lightweight design of the 10/22 platform.
⊕R-700 Billet Aluminum Rifle Chassis
Like the R-22 chassis developed for the Ruger 10/22 barreled action (above), the R-700 is designed to accept AR-15 grips and buffer tube style buttstocks. This includes the Rival Arms ST-3X Precision Stock or any AR-15 stock that uses a 1-3/16″ 16 MILSPEC buffer tube.
⊕Rival Arms ST-3X Precision Stock
The ST-3x fits rifle chassis systems with buffer tube style stock attachment. It is NOT compatible with AR-15 rifles or other rifles with a moving buffer system.
•CNC machined from solid billet aluminum
•Skeletonized lightweight body
•Vertical buttpad adjustment to get a perfect fit
•Simple length of pull (LOP) & cheek rest height adjustment
•Integrated M-LOK bag rider or mono-pod attachment point
•QD flush cup sling mount on both right and left side
Read more at Rival Arms: https://rival-arms.com/
⊕SIG SAUER P320 Fire Control Unit
The P320 Fire Control Unit has a titanium nitride coating, lightened skeletonized trigger with an exclusive FCU Serial Number, and is compatible with 9mm, 357 SIG and 40 S&W calibers.
⊕Sig Sauer Modular MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor
This is the first release of Sig Sauer‘s modular line of pistol suppressors constructed of titanium baffles.
From Sig: The SIG SAUER MOD-X9 Suppressor is comprised of seven, 3D-printed titanium baffles and an encapsulator with 21-points of impact adjustment. The length is adjustable from 3.25 inches to 7.5 inches, the weight is adjustable from 5 ounces to 8 ounces, and the sound is adjustable from 127.4dB to 145.3dB. The suppressor is easily, user-configurable and comes with two pistons, disassembly tools, ½ x 28 and 13.1 pistons, and a fixed-barrel spacer and includes the most popular inch and metric position for its given caliber.
The MOD-X9 is Sig Sauer’s first release of its modular line of pistol suppressors made of titanium baffles. Users will be able to personalize their suppressor for overall length, weight, and sound.
“The MOD-X9 is designed for 9mm pistols and rifles, is easily configurable allowing the user to choose the amount of baffles to optimize sound, length, and weight.” -Tom Taylor of Sig Sauer.
⊕Stag Arms Cheyenne, Wyoming Receiver
Stag Arms has rebranded for their move to Wyoming and the company just announced its new Cheyenne, Wyoming marked receivers with a Stag logo.
⊕TacSol Magazine Release for Ruger 10/22 and TacSol X-Ring Rifles
TacSol’s new Performance Magazine Release has a shorter design than the TacSol Extended Magazine Release. The company says this magazine release is easy to install and makes removing your magazine easy without searching for the mag release button.
Read more at TacSol: https://tacticalsol.com/
⊕Tactical Medical Solutions RISE Splint
The RISE (Rigid Immobilization System for Extremities) is engineered to be the most rugged, low-profile, rigid splint for extremity fractures and pelvic binding in the prehospital environment. Tactical Medical Solutions.
Thanks to the bungee design, Tardigrade Tactical’s new DAGR Multi-Purpose Pouch will accommodate a wide range of magazines (AR15, AK47, and HK417).
⊕Tasmanian Tiger TT Assault Pack 12
The Tasmanian Tiger TT Assault Pack 12 features: detachable padded back carrying system, two main compartments, hydration compatible, detachable front pocket (securely holds helmets), internal slots (secure armor plates), interior and exterior MOLLE, handle, hook-and-loop patch for placement of an ID. The pack is 15.5″ x 10.5″ x 3.75″ (flattened), with a capacity of 732 cubic inches.
⊕Tasmanian Tiger TT Modular Range Bag
The Tasmanian Tiger Modular Range Bag is an all-around tactical and training bag for professionals, target shooters, and even camera buffs. Measuring 12″x 17.25″x9″ for 2,197 cubic inches of organized opportunity, weighing in at around 5 lbs. Hope to see it at SHOT Show 2021!
⊕Trijicon DI Night Sights
Dual Illuminated Trijicon DI Night Sights are equipped with a patent pending interchangeable chemical and heat resistant fiber, finished with the same proprietary technique as the Trijicon ACOG, coupled with a tritium lamp capped with a sapphire jewel. This dual-illumination technology amplifies collected light, ensuring an ultra-bright aiming point in any light from daylight-bright to low-light to complete darkness.
⊕T.REX ARMS 556 Ready Rig
The T.Rex Arms 556 Ready Rig is a lightweight, low-vis chest rig with elastic pockets for magazines, tools, medical, and other equipment. It holds three 5.56/STANAG magazines in the front, and on each side of the rig: one small multitool cell, followed up by a STANAG-sized cell, and then a larger cell.
Tyrant Designs New CNC CyberBrake is engineered to be a Compensating Muzzle Brake. Their AR-15 muzzle brake has a triple chamber design meant to reduce recoil, lower flash signature AND mitigate muzzle rise .Also, Tyrant’s new aluminum base pads are available for Glock 43x, 48, and SA15.
⊕ Versacarry’s New Line of Concealed Carry Purses
Available in 4 color styles, the concealed carry purse line from Versacarry features a velcro-lined center section dedicated for concealed carry. The provided holster is wrapped in velcro to keep it secure in the center section of the purse. For easy access to the pistol, it can be accessed from the left, right, and top of the purse.
Find out more about Versacarry: https://versacarry.com/
⊕Viridian E-Series Laser Sight for Taurus TX 22
Viridian says this new laser sight will offer a dynamic stand-in for those who want to train with a semiautomatic without the increasing expense of centerfire ammunition.
The E-Series Laser Sights easily mount to the trigger guard and rail of the TX 22, and feature an ambidextrous on/off button that is readily accessible with the trigger finger. Each laser has a 5-minute auto shut off to help preserve battery life.
“With its performance trigger and exceptional ergonomics, the TX 22 offers shooters a tremendous amount of potential, and this new laser will add even more to the platform.” -Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen.
Read more at Viridian Weapon Technologies: https://viridianweapontech.com/
⊕Woox Exactus Walnut Precision Shooting Stock
This Woox tactical rifle stock is made for precision shooters, and it’s now available in real American walnut. Crafted from a forged monoblock body, the stock is comprised of stabilized American Walnut and an aluminum chassis. The Exactus has been SUB MOA accuracy tested using manufacturer rifles and components. It requires no bedding and is M-LOK compatible to accept a wide range of accessories.
⊕XS Sights R3D Suppressor Height sights for Glock Pistols
The radioactive material night sights have a traditional 3-dot tritium and notch and post sight picture. The rear sight is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight which is available in bright orange or green. XS’s proprietary Ember Glow Dot technology allows the front sight to absorb ambient light and glow in low light. The front tritium lamp in the R3D sight also charges the Ember Glow Dot, making the front sight glow brighter than the rear, keeping one’s focus downrange.
⊕ Zeta6 J-PAK EDC Offset Speedstrip for 5-Shot J-Frame Revolvers
The J-Pak works with all 5-shot J-frame sized revolvers in .38 Special and .357 Magnum. It’s made with flexible material and has a narrow profile for concealed carry. To carry ten rounds instead of five, just nest two J-PAKs together.
Traditional speedstrips load a 5-shot revolver in a 2-2-1 sequence. With J-PAK, the familiar speedstrip design has been offset slightly to load in a 3-2 sequence, loading three rounds in the first motion.
“Our goal was to design a narrow, EDC/pants-pocket speedloader that offered advantages over conventional speedstrips, and could still be carried discreetly.”, says designer Michael Lyle. “The commercial success of our first offset strip, K-PAK, resulted in substantial customer feedback asking for a J-frame version. During the design process, we learned that by adding an extra sixth socket we could make the product ambidextrous. Depending on which of the two middle sockets are left empty, the user can configure J-PAK for either left- or right-hand use. And the empty middle socket creates a finger gap that can be used for added stability.”
Read more at Zeta6: https://zetasix.com/
Ammo, like guns, has seen such a sharp rise in consumer demand that there’s a shortage. It’s difficult to find ammo in all the popular calibers and when it is available, there’s usually a limit on how much you can buy. Alternative training ammo has subsequently seen an uptick in sales, corresponding with the increased enrollment in firearms training courses.
Here’s the new ammo we expect to see covered at SHOT Show 2021.
In response to the growing popularity of 28ga shotguns, APEX Ammunition is adding new 28ga loads to their acclaimed wingshooting ammunition lineup. Joining the popular Turkey TSS PT-28 cartridges will be new Upland Bird and Waterfowl TSS Z-28 loads. Having pioneered the commercial production of non-toxic, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS), APEX brings the extremely powerful punch and more accurate patterning of TSS to a lightweight, easy-to-shoot 28ga format. APEX 28ga TSS loads have a shorter shot string, delivering most of the pellets on target within a pattern spread of approximately three feet.
Apex says more hunters are turning to the 28ga platform because its lighter, more comfortable to carry, quicker to aim, has a lighter recoil and is quieter. APEX TSS utilizes 18.1 g/cc density tungsten alloy to create loads with smaller, lighter, more lethal pellets by volume, giving hunters the most performance from their 28ga guns. Since an image of these new loads proved elusive, we snatched this awesome image from the Apex Ammunition catalog.
⊕Browning 350 Legend FMJ and BXR Deer load
Browning has two new options for 350 Legend fans: FMJ and BXR Deer load. This FMJ weighs in at only 124 grains and Browning says it will be the fastest straight-walled cartridge in the world at a blazing muzzle velocity of 2500 fps (when fired from a 20-inch barrel). The newly developed 350 Legend BXR Deer bullet is a 155-grain rapid expansion design that maximizes energy transfer on impact for quick and effective terminal performance. Hope to see it at SHOT Show 2021!
⊕Browning Ammunition Long Range Pro
Developed for popular long range hunting and shooting cartridges Browning’s new Long Range Pro utilizes the Sierra Tipped GameKing bullet.
⊕Browning Wicked Blend
Browning’s new Wicked Blend pairs precision round bismuth with precision round steel —30% bismuth shot by weight. Stacked payload — Bismuth over Steel. Utilizes BXD wad for extra distance.
⊕Browning X-Point Defense
According to Browning, the X-Point Technology guards the hollow point for consistent expansion and penetration. Rapid transfer of energy to target. The formed metallic hollow point offers consistency, toughness, and reliability.
⊕CCI Ammunition Maxi-Mag Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point 22 WMR
According to CCI, the jacketed hollow-point bullet design transfers tremendous energy to the target on impact, and clean-burning propellants and CCI priming ensure the most consistent ballistics.
The Clean-22 coating technology that made rimfire clean is now being used to extend the range and power of 22 WMR. New CCI Maxi-Mag Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point (SHP) uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.
The 46-grain SHP bullet splits into three equal-size pieces on impact, tripling the number of wound channels. The polymer bullet coating allows this separation at much lower velocities and longer distances than a conventional copper jacket. The bullet’s overall geometry is optimized for accuracy, and dependable CCI priming and propellant provide flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 WMR firearms.
Read more at CCI Ammunition: https://www.cci-ammunition.com/
⊕Federal Ammunition Fusion 10mm Auto Hunting Loads
Federal’s new handgun hunting load takes advantage of the 10mm Auto cartridge. It has a 200-grain bullet with a 1200 fps muzzle velocity.
Surely we’re going to see this at SHOT Show 2021?
Fusion Handgun features the same molecularly fused bullet construction as its rifle counterparts for the toughness, accuracy and terminal performance short-barrel hunters need. The loads’ bullet weights and velocities have also been optimized to be lethal on deer without punishing the shooter.
“Our Fusion 10mm Auto load delivers the toughness, accuracy, reliability and terminal performance that handgun hunters are looking for,” said Federal Centerfire Handgun Product Manager Chris Laack. “Built with the same molecularly-bonded hunting bullet used in Fusion rifle ammo, it produces ideal upsets and deep penetration when striking game. We know this new load is everything any hunter could hope for in a 10mm Auto hunting cartridge.”
⊕Federal Ammunition Prairie Storm 16- and 28-Gauge Upland Hunting Loads
New 16- and 28-gauge Federal Premium Prairie Storm FLITESTOPPER Lead loads use the updated FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and a mixed payload of standard pellets with FS lead to produce full, consistent patterns from these smaller payloads. The improved wad design can be used through both ported and standard chokes for better patterning and versatility.
⊕Federal Ammunition Introduces New Swift Scirocco II
Federal partnered with Swift to load this fantastic long-range hunting bullet.
Swift Scirocco II features:
•Proprietary polymer tip improves ballistics and initiates low-velocity expansion
•Expands reliably at low velocity for long-range terminal effect
Read more at Federal: https://www.federalpremium.com/
⊕Hornady 6mm ARC 103 gr. ELD-X Precision Hunter
6mm ARC was a brand new ammunition for 2020 and now Hornady is expanding the line to include 6mm ARC 103 gr ELD-X Precision Hunter, 105 gr. BTHP BLACK, and 108 gr. ELD Match.
According to Hornady, the versatile 6mm ARC does much of what larger cartridges can and everything that smaller cartridges can’t. Designed to meet the needs of the world’s toughest critics, the 6mm ARC utilizes efficient, high-BC bullets to deliver unprecedented performance from the AR-15 platform. Commercial 6mm ARC offerings will feature bullets selected to deliver ideal performance for hunting, match shooting and personal protection applications.
Read more about it at Hornady: https://www.hornady.com/
⊕Vortex 6.5 BC
This is a wildcat long-range hunting cartridge designed by Vortex, the optics company! Hopefully, we’ll learn more about it at SHOT Show 2021.
⊕Winchester 6.8 Western
⊕Winchester AA Diamond Grade Elite Trap
⊕Winchester Double X Diamond Grade
From Winchester: 8% antimony and copper-plated produces dense, hard-hitting patterns that put 20% more pellets in a 20″ circle at 30 yards, when compared to standard 7 1/2 lead shot.
⊕Winchester USA Ready Defense
Winchester USA Ready, available in 40 Smith & Wesson, 45 Automatic, and 9mm Luger.
⊕Winchester Silvertip Ammunition for Personal Defense
According to Winchester, Silvertip maximizes terminal ballistics with it’s large polymer tip for the Power to Defend.Available in 223 Remington, 300 Blackout, and 308 Winchester.
Top, left to right: Meatcrafter, Mini SOCP, Adamus, Fixed Adamus, Mini Adamus, Auto Adamus, Bugout. Bottom, left to right: Mini BugOut OM, Auto Fact, Auto Presidio II, Tengu Flipper (Gold Class), Claymore, Mini Osborne, 14 deg Guided Hone Tool, and 20 deg Guided Hone Tool.
The Berserker is a Viking-style axe. According to CRKT the long cutting edge of the bearded axe blade is a powerful companion for big-swing jobs, fine slicing, and everything in between.
The Biwa is a 1.6 oz hunting and fishing knife. Named after a species of Japanese trout, the Biwa has a long distal taper on the satin-finished blade for paring, capping, and more. It comes with an injection-molded sheath that can be lashed easily to a pack or can be worn as a neck knife.
⊕CRKT Bona Fide
World-renowned designer Ken Onion designed the Bona Fide as a tribute to his deep love of Hawaii’s rich culture and verdant landscape. The everyday carry folding knife suggests the shape of a traditional Hawaiian waʻa, or canoe. Visit CRKT to learn more.
⊕Faneema Cutlery New Damascus Knives
These new knives from Faneema are all hand-forged. Left to right: Bowie Knife with Stag Horn handle, 5″ Damascus Knife with Multi-Color Resin handle, and the Damascus Knife with Stag Horn and Pakkawood handle.
⊕GiantMouse Knives ACE Riv
The GiantMouse Riv blade is 2.44″ long, from tip to forward-most aspect of the frame, and are 0.118″ thick. The handles are 3.375″, giving the Riv an overall length of 5.75″ (146mm). Available in Titanium, Brass, and Green Canvas Micarta.
The Kershaw Bracket is an XL version of the original Static cleaver with some additions including a new G10 front handle scale and steel pivot overlay. Functionally, Kershaw says the Bracket opens easily with SpeedSafe assisted opening. A large choil allows users to enhance their grip. The deep-carry pocketclip is reversible for right or left carry, and the handle also includes a new lanyard hole.
⊕Magpul Frame Lock – Rigger EDC
The Magpul Rigger EDC has a double-locking aluminum-frame and a modified Wharncliffe blade design forged from S35VN for edge retention and corrosion resistance. It also includes Magpul’s secondary locking feature (SLF) for added security and safety when using the knife. The blade is jimped and the end of the blade has an aggressive point for precise work. Measurements: 7.6 inches open, and 4.5 inches closed,
⊕Ontario Knife Company – New Blades for 2021
Ontario Knife Co. has announced some new blades for 2021 that we hope to see at SHOT Show 2021. Left to right: Camp Plus Hatchet, Ti22 Ultrablue, Besra, and the OKC Hiking Knife.
⊕QSP Knife — Bison
The Bison is a fixed blade knife with a D2 blade, satin finish, and Micarta handle. Overall length: 8.875″, handle length: 4.375″, blade length: 4.5″. It comes with a Kydex sheath that can be attached vertically or horizontally. The weight of the knife is 6.98 oz and the kydex sheath weighs 5.11 oz.
⊕QSP Knife — Legatus
Features of the Legatus pocket knife: Frame lock, ceramic ball bearings, Böhler M390 blade, satin finish Titanium handle with inlays on both sides ( 2 versions for choice, one with CF inlay, one with red G10 + CF inlay ) Overall length: 8.125″. Closed: 4.75″. Blade: 3.375″. Net weight: 5.22oz. Designed by Dutch Blade Works.
⊕QSP Knife — Leopard
QSP Knife’s Leopard folding pocket knife (Liner lock, ceramic ball bearings ) is available in three handle options: CF overlay G10, Black linen micarta, and Olive Micarta. Overall length: 7.25″. Closed: 4.25″. Cutting edge: 3″. Weight: 2.89oz.
⊕Spyderco Para Military 2 CPM CRUWEAR Micarta
Spyderco‘s expression of the iconic Para Military 2 pairs a CPM CRU-WEAR blade with brown canvas Micarta handle scales. Features: full-flat-ground PlainEdge blade, precision-machined scales supported by full skeletonized stainless steel liners, patented Compression Lock mechanism, four-position pocket clip, and lined lanyard hole.
⊕Spyderco Lil’ Native SLIPIT
From Spyderco: The Lil’ Native SLIPIT replaces the Compression Lock and back lock of the original SLIPIT model with Spyderco’s “notched-joint” mechanism. An enhanced version of a traditional slipjoint, this mechanism uses spring pressure to hold the knife’s full-flat-ground CPM S30V blade open, but does not lock it. Peel-ply-textured G-10 scales ensure a non-slip grip and a broad-based four-position clip offers ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry.
⊕Terrain 365 DTK-AT Mini Framelock Folder
Terrain 365 advises: The Terrain 365 DTK-AT is our most compact folding knife, designed to be about the size of the standard US issue “dog tag”. The blade is 1.19″ long and 0.118″ thick.
⊕UPKnives UPK-M2 Bolt-Action OTF Knife Multi-Tool
UPK-M2 features include: 3 Position Bolt Action out-the-front (OTF) Operation, 3.1” 440C Heat treated Blade, Multi-Purpose Saw, Bottle Opener, Box Wrench in various sizes,1/4″ Bit Driver Driver (T-Handle) with retention, NdFeB magnet(removable), Wire Stripper fixed V-blade, Tungsten Carbide Glass Breaker Tip with Center-Punch Action, Deep Carry Concealed Pocket clip, Integrated Lanyard Loop, and it holds up to a 1.5″ Belt Width.
SHOT Show 2021: We didn’t expect this!!
Sitting in my Vegas hotel room one morning, right in the middle of SHOT Show 2020 back in January, I scrolled through Instagram for a few minutes before venturing out to the show floor. A few videos caught my attention that morning. They were videos of panicked people wearing facemasks in China, with warnings about some new virus. It was going to be a busy day, so I didn’t spend a whole lot of time reading about it, but I definitely remember that being the first time I was alerted to the new virus that would affect the globe.
Looking back at everything that’s evolved since then, it’s more than a little astounding to see how basically every human endeavor has been affected by Covid-19. The firearms industry, especially, has been affected with astonishing growth.
And that growth is a good thing. The industry is thriving! Even with the long-suspected announcement that SHOT Show 2021 was canceled at the Vegas location, the event hasn’t been squashed. This year, the event is going to be held virtually, which, honestly, possibly allows for even greater attendance—even though it won’t be in person.
Just for a little bit of perspective, here’s what our Editor in Chief, David Reeder, penned at the conclusion of SHOT Show 2020, in anticipation of the next event:
SHOT Show 2020 has concluded, though we’ll no doubt continue to see news, articles, and videos from the show for the next several weeks, if not months. Naturally, speculation has already begun as to what SHOT Show 2021 might bring. New weapons, ammo, and equipment? That’s a given.
What about a difference in attitudes and industry-wide morale? The show seemed far more upbeat this year than the last two, at least in my observations. There was negativity to be seen, certainly, and some troubling revelations about certain industry personages. Overall, though, I sensed more cautious optimism this year than I have in quite a while. In fact, I’d take that a step further and say I encountered a much wider range of overall happier demeanors than I’d seen in a long time. Hopefully, that’s just the start of a trend — although the upcoming election will no doubt have a massive effect on the 2021 show (and the entire industry).
What do we know for sure we’re gonna see?
Construction on the Caesars FORUM Conference Center
NSSF SHOT Show 2021
Growth. The show will continue to physically (and for that matter digitally) expand. We saw some of this at SHOT Show 2020, and it’s not going away.
It’s now been two years since NSSF Senior VP and CEO Chris Dolnack told the told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Not only can’t we get companies off the waiting list, but we can’t let other companies expand their presence.” None of that has changed. If anything, there are more difficulties now than before.
The show has continued to expand up within the current confines of the venue, but that sort of growth is necessarily limited by the size of the Sands Convention Center. This is why the giant conference is set to expand to other hotels. The Caesar’s Forum next year, for instance, and according to the rumor mill to other locations after that. It’s been a decade since the convention moved to Sands Convention Center on a semi-permanent basis. Previously the show moved back and forth between cities; as in 2009 when it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
The convention, which was estimated to bring at least $100 million into the Las Vegas Metro area this year, is on a Vegas-only schedule until at least 2027.
The city, for its part, is growing as well. Particularly the infrastructure dedicated to supporting convention traffic. The two most obvious examples of that for SHOT-goers this year were probably the Caesars FORUM Conference Center, which is the source of the construction you may have seen east of The Linq, and the ongoing MSG Sphere project. The latter is just east of the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Caesars FORUM, which will have over 300,000 square feet of meeting space (and apparently the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world) is slated to host a large portion of SHOT’s attendees.
The MSG Sphere will command attention whether it’s part of the SHOT Show 2021 experience or not.
The new Caesars FORUM Conference Center will be east of The Linq and south of the Sands.
Those aren’t the extent of current Las Vegas construction either. The city is halfway done with the 600,000 square foot wet exhibition hall of the new Las Vegas Convention Center, they’re making progress on Allegiant Stadium for the Raiders, and the “Circa Resort” is underway on Fremont Street as well. Altogether there is reportedly nearly 3 million sq. ft. of conference, convention, and meeting space being built. Whether their football-related efforts will affect SHOT Show proper remains to be seen, but I really wouldn’t want to try to navigate to and from SHOT if Allegiant Stadium sees any playoff games or the Superbowl!
The MSG Sphere will be the largest spherical building in the world when completed.
We’ll see what the next year brings, both politically and within the firearms/outdoor industry writ large!
The MSG Sphere
Its due to be the largest spherical building in the world when completed.
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